Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OLTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OLTP over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Online Transaction Processing (OLTP)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 775 735 709
Rank change year-on-year -40 -26 -8
Contract jobs citing OLTP 100 127 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.45% 0.58% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 68 82
UK median daily rate £450 £484 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.02% +2.98% +31.47%
10th Percentile £338 £334 £328
90th Percentile £586 £629 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -17.11% - +38.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
UK median hourly rate £17.50 - £51.25
10th Percentile £16.25 - £47.50
90th Percentile £18.75 - £53.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - £51.25

OLTP is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22,068 21,747 24,744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.01% 22.52% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,353 14,496 16,456
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 319 425
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £28.18 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.12% -6.07% +4.57%
10th Percentile £14.54 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.36 £50.32 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.94 £29.50
% change year-on-year +29.93% -8.69% +7.27%

OLTP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OLTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OLTP.

Contractor daily rate trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OLTP over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OLTP in the UK

OLTP
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OLTP within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 96 £475 -1.25% 36
London -51 56 £525 +7.69% 17
UK excluding London -9 42 £394 -17.11% 19
South East -13 22 £375 -25.74% 2
North of England +26 15 £493 +3.68% 3
Yorkshire +22 9 £388 +19.23% 1
North West +13 4 £577 +23.09% 2
North East +48 2 £298 -38.15%
East of England -19 2 - - 5
West Midlands +8 1 - - 1
Midlands +3 1 - - 6
Scotland - 1 £325 -
Wales - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OLTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OLTP.

1 63 (63.00%) SQL
2 50 (50.00%) Linux
3 45 (45.00%) Unix
4 32 (32.00%) Java
4 32 (32.00%) Oracle
5 31 (31.00%) OLAP
6 29 (29.00%) ETL
7 28 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (28.00%) Finance
8 26 (26.00%) Python
8 26 (26.00%) STL
8 26 (26.00%) C++
9 25 (25.00%) Shell Script
9 25 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 25 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
10 24 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (24.00%) SQL Server
11 23 (23.00%) XML
12 22 (22.00%) Data Warehouse
12 22 (22.00%) Microsoft
12 22 (22.00%) Red Hat
13 19 (19.00%) Replication
14 18 (18.00%) Scrum
14 18 (18.00%) XSLT
14 18 (18.00%) Big Data
15 17 (17.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (17.00%) Web Services
15 17 (17.00%) T-SQL
16 16 (16.00%) Windows

OLTP
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (13.00%) Apache
1 13 (13.00%) Apache Spark
1 13 (13.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 13 (13.00%) GemFire
1 13 (13.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.00%) Tuxedo
3 1 (1.00%) SAS
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.00%) iTrent
3 1 (1.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.00%) GitHub
1 13 (13.00%) PaaS
2 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.00%) DNS
2 5 (5.00%) Extranet
2 5 (5.00%) Firewall
2 5 (5.00%) Intranet
3 3 (3.00%) HTTP
3 3 (3.00%) MPLS
3 3 (3.00%) VPLS
4 1 (1.00%) ATM
4 1 (1.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.00%) FCoE
4 1 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.00%) InfiniBand
4 1 (1.00%) Internet
4 1 (1.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.00%) LAN
4 1 (1.00%) SAN
4 1 (1.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (31.00%) OLAP
2 25 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (24.00%) SQL Server
3 24 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (22.00%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (18.00%) Big Data
6 14 (14.00%) Hadoop
6 14 (14.00%) HBase
6 14 (14.00%) Oracle Database
7 13 (13.00%) Apache Hive
7 13 (13.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (9.00%) MySQL
9 8 (8.00%) Relational Database
10 7 (7.00%) Power BI
11 6 (6.00%) RDBMS
12 5 (5.00%) DB2
12 5 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (5.00%) Star Schema
13 4 (4.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (14.00%) Git (software)
2 13 (13.00%) Gradle
2 13 (13.00%) IntelliJ
2 13 (13.00%) Jenkins
2 13 (13.00%) JUnit
3 2 (2.00%) ERwin
3 2 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (28.00%) Finance
2 14 (14.00%) Banking
3 4 (4.00%) Legal
3 4 (4.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.00%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Retail Finance
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
5 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (65.00%) Developer
2 25 (25.00%) C++ Developer
3 15 (15.00%) Architect
4 11 (11.00%) Java Developer
4 11 (11.00%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 8 (8.00%) Big Data Developer
7 7 (7.00%) Consultant
7 7 (7.00%) Python Developer
8 6 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (6.00%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.00%) Analyst
9 5 (5.00%) C++ Consultant
9 5 (5.00%) DBA
9 5 (5.00%) Linux Developer
9 5 (5.00%) Report Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Data Architect
10 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.00%) STL
2 23 (23.00%) XML
3 18 (18.00%) XSLT
4 17 (17.00%) Web Services
5 16 (16.00%) JSON
6 14 (14.00%) Ajax
6 14 (14.00%) AngularJS
7 13 (13.00%) Apache Camel
7 13 (13.00%) J2EE
7 13 (13.00%) Kafka
7 13 (13.00%) Middleware
7 13 (13.00%) RESTful
7 13 (13.00%) Spark Streaming
7 13 (13.00%) Spring
7 13 (13.00%) Spring Boot
7 13 (13.00%) Spring Integration
8 10 (10.00%) .NET
9 4 (4.00%) Hibernate
9 4 (4.00%) XSD
10 3 (3.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.00%) Replication
2 13 (13.00%) Linux Command Line
2 13 (13.00%) Virtual Team
3 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.00%) Fintech
5 2 (2.00%) User Experience
6 1 (1.00%) AS400
6 1 (1.00%) BYOD
6 1 (1.00%) Clustering
6 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 50 (50.00%) Linux
2 45 (45.00%) Unix
3 17 (17.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (16.00%) Windows
5 5 (5.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.00%) AIX
6 1 (1.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.00%) ETL
2 28 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (18.00%) Scrum
5 16 (16.00%) OO
5 16 (16.00%) Validation
6 13 (13.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 13 (13.00%) Benchmarking
6 13 (13.00%) Data Analysis
6 13 (13.00%) MapReduce
6 13 (13.00%) System Testing
6 13 (13.00%) TDD
6 13 (13.00%) Unit Testing
6 13 (13.00%) User Stories
7 12 (12.00%) Configuration Management
8 11 (11.00%) SOA
9 9 (9.00%) Migration
9 9 (9.00%) Software Engineering
10 8 (8.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 63 (63.00%) SQL
2 32 (32.00%) Java
3 26 (26.00%) C++
3 26 (26.00%) Python
4 25 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 17 (17.00%) T-SQL
6 10 (10.00%) Perl
7 8 (8.00%) C#
8 4 (4.00%) XPath
9 3 (3.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (2.00%) COBOL
10 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.00%) R
11 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.00%) MCSE
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) MCITP
3 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) IFRS
2 1 (1.00%) IFRS 9
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.00%) SAS 70
System Software
1 13 (13.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 13 (13.00%) HDFS
2 7 (7.00%) Docker
3 5 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Ansible
1 7 (7.00%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (7.00%) Puppet
1 7 (7.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (32.00%) Oracle
2 22 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (5.00%) F5
3 5 (5.00%) Sybase
3 5 (5.00%) VMware
4 4 (4.00%) EnterpriseDB
5 3 (3.00%) IBM
5 3 (3.00%) JD Edwards
5 3 (3.00%) SAP
5 3 (3.00%) Tableau
5 3 (3.00%) TSYS
6 2 (2.00%) Micro Focus
6 2 (2.00%) Siebel
7 1 (1.00%) RedGate